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Table 3 Classification of drugs

From: Medication utilization pattern for management of pregnancy complications: a study in Western Nepal

ATC category 1st trimester (%) 2nd trimester (%) 3rd trimester (%) Total (%)
Alimentary tract and metabolism 44 (4.6 %) 94 (9.8 %) 211 (22 %) 349 (36.3 %)
Anti-infectives for systemic use 34 (3.5 %) 26 (2.7 %) 83 (8.6 %) 143 (14.9 %)
Antiparasitic products, insecticides and Repellants 1 (0.1 %) 0 1 (0.1 %) 2 (0.2 %)
Blood and blood forming organs 42 (4.4 %) 69 (4.4 %) 145 (15.1 %) 256 (26.7 %)
Cardiovascular system 0 0 19 (2 %) 19 (2 %)
Dermatologicals 0 3 (0.3 %) 3 (0.3 %) 6 (0.6 %)
Genitourinary system and sex hormones 13 (1.4 %) 2 (0.2 %) 7 (0.7 %) 22 (2.3 %)
Musculoskeletal system 1 (0.1 %) 2 (0.2 %) 9 (0.9 %) 12 (1,2 %)
Nervous system 13 (1.4 %) 11 1.1 %) 53 (5.5 %) 77 (8 %)
Respiratory system 6 (0.6 %) 14 (1.5 %) 16 (1.7 %) 36 (3.7 %)
Sensory organs 0 1 (0.1 %) 0 1 (0.1 %)
Systemic hormonal preparations exc.. Sex hormones and insulin 1 (0.1 %) 0 12 (1.2 %) 13 (1.4 %)
Various 5 (0.5 %) 4 (0.4 %) 16 (1.7 %) 25 (2.6 %)
Total 160 (16.6 %) 226 (23.5 %) 575 (59.8 %) 961 (100 %)